Our football match prediction:
Thursday’s football match at Stadio Olimpico pits together Lazio and Vitesse. Lazio aim to keep their 100% record in Group K intact and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against the Vitas. The Biancocelesti have been producing terrific performances in all competitions this season, but seeing that they have already clinched top position in Group K, we predict that coach Simone Inzaghi is going to rest his first-team regulars in Thursday’s clash against Vitesse. The Dutch side, on the other hand, have collected only one point from possible 12 and they have no chance of qualifying for the knockout stages. A lively contest appears on the cards and seeing that the visitors are low on confidence ahead of the trip to Rome, we believe that the Serie A side will emerge triumphant in their penultimate group game as they seem to be on top of their game at the moment.
Highlighted Player (Davide di Gennaro):
Davide di Gennaro is an Italian footballer who was born in Milan on 16 June, 1988. The attacking midfielder played for his home-town club AC Milan during his youth career and he made one appearance for the Rossoneri in the Serie A. Davide di Gennaro spent several seasons on loan at Bologna, Genoa, Reggina, Livorno, Padova and Modena and in 2012 he signed a deal with Spezia. The Italian footballer scored nine goals in 34 league appearances for the club in the 2012/2013 season and at the end of the season he joined Palermo. Davide di Gennaro signed a three-year deal with the Sicilian outfit, but he made no more than 14 league appearances for the club between 2013 and 2015. On 8 September 2014 he was sent to Vicenza on loan. Finally, in the summer of 2015 he signed a contract with Cagliari. It has to be noted that Davide di Gennaro has 5 caps for Italy U21. The Cagliari midfielder is capable of playing as a left winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Vitesse):
Nicknamed Vitas, the proud of Gelderland, Vitesse are a Dutch football club based in Arnhem. Vitesse compete in the Dutch Eredivisie and they have yet to win the national championship. However, they finished as runners-up in the Dutch elite division on five occasions (1897–98, 1902–03, 1912–13, 1913–14, 1914–15), while clinching third place in the standings in the 1997/1998 season. Vitesse did remarkably well to win the 2016/2017 Dutch Cup title, with the team beating AZ Alkmaar in the final at De Kuip in Rotterdam. As a result, the Vitas booked their place in the Europa League group stages where they face the likes of Lazio, Nice and Zulte-Waregem. Vitesse are well known for their yellow jerseys with black stripes, while the club’s away colour is black. GelreDome is the home ground of the Dutch team and the capacity of the venue is 21.248. It has to be noted that famous Spanish footballer Albert Ferrer was in charge of the club in the 2010/2011 season.